Looming Budget Cuts Put Scientists In Limbo

OPB/EarthFix | April 22, 2017

Thousands of people took to the streets Saturday in the March for Science. Among those marching were scientists whose jobs are now in jeopardy as they wait for the federal budget ax to fall.

Nature Time Improves Your Well-Being, Says OSU Study

OPB | April 21, 2017

Researchers at Oregon State University have found that people who spend time in nature feel greater life satisfaction.

New Earthquake Alert System Rolls Out In Oregon, Washington

OPB | April 10, 2017

An early warning system for earthquakes is expanding to Oregon and Washington — thanks to a group of universities and government agencies.

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Oregon DEQ Hits Northwest’s Biggest Electronics Recycler With 6-Figure Fine

OPB/EarthFix | April 3, 2017 5:10 p.m.

Seattle-based Total Reclaim failed to label shipments of old electronics as hazardous waste.  

Science | News

Oregon Astronomer Plans To Check Out New Star With 7 Exoplanets

OPB | Feb. 23, 2017 11:14 a.m. | Portland

A new star with seven planets is right at the edge of what the moderately sized telescope at the Pine Mountain observatory in Central Oregon can detect.

Climate change | Science | local | Land | Environment

What Happened To Mount Hood's Glacier Caves?

OPB | Feb. 14, 2017 11:13 a.m. | Mount Hood, Oregon

The spectacular glacier caves of Mount Hood collapsed and disappeared completely within just a few years of their discovery. Scientists are only now learning what happened.

Science | Fish & Wildlife | Flora and Fauna | Environment

This Is How People Do Search And Rescue For Lead-Poisoned Swans

KCTS 9 | Feb. 3, 2017 2:45 p.m. | Lynden, Washington

In Northwest Washington, a group of scientists and volunteers are searching for sick swans and trying to save them before it’s too late.

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Oregon Pot Conference Expands To Germany

OPB | Jan. 30, 2017 midnight | Portland

An Ashland businessman is organizing a national cannabis conference in Germany this Spring.

Science | Environment

Trump's EPA Moves Create Uncertainty For Future Of Northwest Environmental Work

OPB/EarthFix | Jan. 27, 2017 4:25 p.m. | Portland

A temporary freeze on grants and a halt on communications at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has left Northwest tribes, state agencies and nonprofits uncertain about the future.  

Nation | local | News | Business | Health | NW Life | Science

New Vaccine Technology From OHSU Acquired By California Biotech Firm

OPB | Jan. 27, 2017 1:30 p.m. | Portland

A new vaccine technology — developed here in Oregon — is being bought by a California biotech firm backed by the Bill And Melinda Gates Foundation.

Science | Environment | Sustainability | Agriculture

Don't Call It Wheat: An Environmentally Friendly Grain Takes Root

KUOW/EarthFix | Jan. 24, 2017 8:45 p.m. | Mt. Vernon, Washington

Researchers at Washington State University have developed a new grain species, which they call Salish Blue. Their goal was to make something that’s like wheat but grows back year after year.

Flora and Fauna | Fish & Wildlife | Environment | Science | Water | Technology

Is 'eDNA' The Next Big Thing For Wildlife Science?

OPB/EarthFix | Jan. 23, 2017 7 a.m. | Alsea, Oregon

Emerging advances in DNA science promises to help keep better track of native and invasive fish and wildlife. 

Education | Health | Science | local | News

OHSU Research Suggests New Way Of Treating Chronic Pain With Cannabis

OPB | Jan. 16, 2017 10:26 a.m. | Portland

Almost 30 percent of Americans will experience chronic pain in their lifetime, and opioids used to reduce that pain have proved highly addictive for many. A study out of OHSU suggests a new way of treating chronic pain with marijuana.

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